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What are the treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension?

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension: Several medicines can lower blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries:

These drugs have been best shown to improve idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

  • ambrisentan (Letairis)
  • bosentan (Tracleer)
  • epoprostenol (Flolan)
  • iloprost (Ventavis)
  • macitentan (Opsumit)
  • riociguat (Adempas)
  • selexipag (Uptravi)
  • sildenafil (Revatio)
  • tadalafil (Adcirca)
  • treprostenil (Orenitram, Remodulin, Tyvaso)

From: Pulmonary Vascular Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 17, 2017

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